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Architectural Design Manager (Schools)

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Job Details
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Company Name
Ardmore Roderick
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60664
Job Description

AR?s robust experience in infrastructure design, construction management and program management allow us to provide a complete set of services to our clients in a variety of markets. We are a local firm based in Chicago with a goal to become a Nationwide Engineering firm by 2025. We will accomplish this without forgetting our roots. Diversity is a cornerstone to everything we do and we give back to the community in a variety of ways.

Ardmore Roderick was recently named by Crain?s Chicago as the 11th fastest growing company in the Chicagoland area. One reason is our continued success on projects of all shapes and sizes for a variety of clients is our people. We live in the communities our projects are in and experience first-hand the challenges agencies face and the impact of these projects on the user?s daily lives. Whether it be roads, bridges or the many other projects we help build – we bring together both sides of the table to provide a solution that everyone can be proud of.

Currently we are seeking well qualified candidates for our Project with CPS. The title of this role will be Design Manager (DM).

Ideal candidate shall have

+ Bachelor or higher degree in Architecture, licensed architect preferred

+ Minimum 10 years of experience working in the architecture or planning industry

+ Self-starter, with past experience as a project architect preferred

+ Strong knowledge of all phases of project development from conceptual design through construction administration.

+ Experience with educational facility design a plus

+ Attention to detail, with depth of understanding of contract document coordination and technical aspects of project development.

+ Strong management skills, with ability to oversee simultaneous projects in a fast paced environment

+ Good communication skills necessary to lead consultants, facilitate discussions with client stakeholders, interface with PMO team and keep supervisors and up to date

Basic Responsibilities

+ Reports to PMO Director of Planning and Design

+ Focus on the ongoing client relationships

+ Develop project scopes and budgets for individual projects

+ Coordinates with CPS departments and CPS principals to ensure project designs meet expectations

+ Develops and maintains project schedules

+ Provides Project Level Leadership of the Design Process, Ensuring Quality Projects

+ Management of Architect of Record (AOR), successfully guiding consultants through the completion of all design, bidding, permit, construction and closeout milestones

+ Conformance to Budget and Schedule, and CPS Design Guidelines

+ Performs Technical Peer Reviews of Milestone Submissions, overseeing both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the design

+ Assists with processes related to contraction POs, billing and add services.

+ Coordinates with PMO Project Manager (PM) regarding constructability and construction administration phase (PM leads the construction phase with DM as support for AOR oversight)

+ Coordinates with AOR, CPS and Public Agencies for related to code and zoning requirements

+ Supports PMO team with, lessons learned, annual reviews of AORs

Other Responsibilities

+ Assists with development of programs for proposed new buildings and annexes; large scale renovation initiatives; and other unique strategic planning endeavors

+ Prepares planning concepts and associated budgets for consideration of feasibility

+ Provides research / review of code issues, technical specifications, best practices as needed

+ Assists with FF&E requirements for each school

+ Collaborates with PMO member for the development of processes

We offer a complete array of benefits that meet or exceed industry standards. Apply now to become a key member of our growing vertical team.

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